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-- caveat. today jay carney admitted that is no longer true. take a listen. >> from that podium will you admit that when the president said, if you have a plan, you'll get to keep it, that was not true? >> well, let's just be clear. what the president said and what everybody said all along is that they're going to be changes brought about by the affordable care act to create minimum standards of coverage. minimum services that every insurance plan has to provide. >> but the bottom line is, right now, there are 14 million people who buy their plan themselves because they don't get insurance through their employer. those folks are getting cancellation letters around the country. hundreds of thousands of cancellation letters going out. jay carney's opinion is, basically those folks will go into changes and get better insurance in the long run, having better health care, although that leaves occupy the fact of the matter is they're not going to keep their plans as the president had said over and over again. >> that would be, ed, can't believe my white house pass still works, henry in washing
be disruptions and potentially cancellation notices for employer-baked -- employer-based plans. and jay carney insists this will be in the employers' hands and the in the early stage their costs are coming down so they should not be kicking peep off -- kicking people off plans. >> there's a report from forbes that says over 90 million individuals are going to lose their healthcare coverage they liked and had. they will have access but it's not what they want. it's what the government fors them to buy and that's not the way our system ought to work. >> costs have been going up dramatically in health care for decades, and that has put enormous pressure on american businesses and that is what brought about a situation where costs for individuals on employer plans were going up, and a lot of businesses, especially small businesses, were eliminating healthcare coverage. and these are problems the affordable care act was designed to address. >> the national federation of independent business put out a survey of 921 small business owners. 64% of them said they're seeing their health insurance premium
gets back on track but told fox the rollout has obviously not been good. jay carney today would not really address why the white house ignored those warnings about how they needed to beef up the staff, have one person who is a point person. he wouldn't address why they wouldn't do all of that, but he said this -- >> well, i think there were senior people focused on passage of and implementation of the affordable care act. there's no question about that. if the question is, do we wish the website was wishing more effectively and thus that more had been done to make sure it would work effectively come october 1st, the answer is unquestionedably yes. >> they do have a point person in terms of fixing the design. but he's leaving at the end of the year from hhs to come over here to the white house for an economic post so they'll have to look for someone else if they need a point person and the question really from that memo is why didn't they have a point person long ago? >> ed henry, thank you very much. that's the very question that ken cuccinelli, the republican gubernatorial cand
is the kind of propaganda this administration has done since day one. >> jay carney pushed back on all this saying they knew numbers would be bad at the beginning and obviously that was exacerbated by the fact the website was not working well. they think the website is getting better now and as people shop around as you were just talking about over time they are actually going to start enrolling but on the question of why they haven't released some of their own numbers, here's what he said. >> why don't you at least put out a reasonable preliminary number and show us some transparency. >> we'll have a reasonable accurate number as we promised we would on a monthly basis consistent with the data release that you see for other programs. and the focus here -- for understandable reasons, i guess, is on how low the number might be and i think -- listen to me now. they were always going to be low. enrollment figures for the first one. that's how enrollment periods work. >> that first month is up. here we are november 1st. where are those numbers? jay kacarney says they need abo two more week
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